||19 Jun 2018
Further Personal Information
||Athlete, Business Owner
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began riding at age five.
|Why this sport?
||She rode a donkey on the beach in Blackpool, England, and enjoyed it so much that she started riding at her aunt's stables. She showed ponies and evented before concentrating on dressage.
|Most influential person in career
||Her father. (FEI, 04 Dec 2007)
|Hero / Idol
||Dutch rider Anky van Grunsven, German riders Ulla Salzgeber, Hubertus Schmidt and Kathrin Meyer zu Strohen. (teamgb.com, 01 Jun 2012; Athlete, 14 Jul 2008)
||In 2008 she broke her arm, and then an ovarian cyst operation meant she was unable to ride for three weeks. (telegraph.co.uk, 19 Aug 2008)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||She has two lucky bracelets and a lucky pair of socks. (teamgb.com, 01 Jun 2012; britishdressage.co.uk, 31 Jul 2009; Athlete, 14 Jul 2008)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"There is no perfect dressage horse. I like them to be active and to have good self-carriage, three good paces and to be willing to work." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2008)
||Her late father John Hindle played ice hockey for Great Britain at the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Winter Games. (teamgb.com, 01 Jun 2012)
||FROM GERMANY TO THE UK
In 2013 she decided to move back to Great Britain permanently, having spent the previous 14 years operating her business Brookhouse Stud in Germany. With the death of her father and bringing up a young son, she was feeling the burden of travelling to and from each country. She also took over managing her father's businesses after he passed away. "I have to make it work and I have to prioritise, and always, something somewhere is going to slip. But everybody changes roles and they make alterations to make it happen. Technology also allows me to continue to work at competitions, and I'm getting used to switching from one to another. It's discipline. One moment I'm having to make a business decision, the next moment my focus is on the preparation of my horse." (britishdressage.co.uk, 03 May 2018; pressreader.com, 30 Nov 2017; eurodressage.com, 22 Jul 2013)